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Severe stomach pain, tests detected fibroid like growths extending to stomach, liver and spleen. What does this indicate?

my brother is 19 years old. for the past month he has been suffering from stomach pains and was recently admitted to hospital. After thinking it was his appendix causing the pain doctors have now taken a sample from his body for tests and in his medical file there is mention of Fibroid like growths extending to his stomach, liver and spleen . can you please shed some light on this. thanks
Asked On : Sun, 18 Mar 2012
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Hi Kenny,
Thanks for writing.
I think what you are taking about is fibromas which are benign tumours composed of fibrous tissue. These are usually non-cancerous and are harmless. However, in a small number of cases, they do turn malignant when they are known as fibrosarcomas. These can occur in a variety of places and I would be able to tell you about the prognosis if you let me know the results of the samples they have taken.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Mon, 19 Mar 2012
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